Rik graduated as Master of Laws (UGent) and obtained a Master after Master in Tax Law (University of Antwerp). After two years of practical experience, Rik worked on a proposal to reform personal income tax on behalf of the Minister of Finance. He then became an assistant at the University of Antwerp and worked on a doctoral thesis entitled "Tax Treaty Making in Federations", which he successfully defended in 2020. In addition, he is the author of several publications in tax law in the broad sense.
After an academic career of 6 years in total, he joined the Tiberghien office in 2020, where he mainly focuses on European and international tax law cases.
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